SPADA, Lionello
(b. 1576, Bologna, d. 1622, Parma)

Aeneas and Anchises

c. 1615
Oil on canvas, 195 x 132 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Spada, trained by the Carracci in Bologna, discovered Caravaggio in Rome, and established a synthesis of their styles: in Aeneas and Anchises the dramatic tension sustained by a violent chiaroscuro is combined with classical colours and rigour.